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Record Numbers at Food&HotelAsia 2008

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This year's Food&HotelAsia was a record breaker on several fronts - it occupied seven multipurpose halls (75,000 square metres) for the first time and hosted 2,627 exhibiting companies from 70 countries.

FHA2008 attracted about 37,000 trade visitors from almost a hundred countries, of which 37% came from overseas. Apart from the congregation of government dignitaries, key buyers from hotel groups, hospitality and entertainment establishments also made use of the opportunity to visit FHA to source for supplies and establish important business contacts. A total of 50 group delegations, which included those from China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan, visited the show.

Mr. Stephen Tan, Chief Executive, Singapore Exhibition Services, the organiser of FHA2008, We are very pleased with the turn-out of exhibitors, buyers, as well as visitors. This certainly reflects the primary status of the show with the industry in the region.

While FHA as a show has given a good performance, the six specialised events of the exhibition still have great potential for growth as Asias food and hospitality markets continue to demonstrate strong growth, Mr. Tan added.

The six specialised events of FHA are FoodAsia, Wine&SpiritsAsia, Bakery&Pastry, HotelAsia, HospitalityTechnology and HospitalityStyleAsia.

Topical issues such as food safety, halal, hospitality finance and technology trends were brought up at several conferences and seminars held within FHA. Participants included food producers and manufacturers, hotel general mangers, executive chefs, and other professionals in the food, beverage and hospitality sectors.

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